All posts tagged "kids"

  • A Guyz Perspective
    Putting the phone away for the kids

    By Eric Morken Challenges in parenting happen every day and they are called the “terrible 2s” for a reason. A few unexpected meltdowns a week have become the norm in our house with our daughter. That’s not the right spoon. I don’t want that napkin; I want that napkin. Frustrating, sure, but...

  • Food & Drink
    Mimosa Mocktail

    By Lori Mork Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to start her day than with a special drink for her breakfast? Mimosas have long been a part of special celebrations, such as weddings and morning brunches, so this is the perfect start to her day, and making...

  • Food & Drink
    Make meals fun

    By Amanda Heffner Over the past 40 years, Americans have become more and more accustomed to eating foods prepared away from home. The troubling reality is that foods made away from home are often poor in diet quality and much higher in calories when compared to foods prepared at home. In fact,...

  • A Guyz Perspective
    A guyz perspective: Manning the kitchen

    By Eric Morken At the end of the month, families will gather together around the table to celebrate the greatest food holiday of the year. Thanksgiving has everything a person could want. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, corn, fresh bread and pumpkin pie – it’s like a food puzzle that fits perfectly...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Mommy & me crafts

    By Melanie Danner PET ANIMAL ROCKS Supplies: Rocks Washable tempera paint Paintbrush Directions 1. Decorate each rock with paint and let dry Crab Sandwiches Supplies: Croissants Tuna or chicken salad Toothpicks Googly eyes Glue Directions 1. Glue eyes to toothpicks 2. Spread salad onto croissants 3. Poke toothpicks into sandwiches for eyes EGG CRATE CATERPILLARS Supplies: Egg crate Scissors...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Not vaccinating puts others at risk

    By Amy Reineke As a parent, you want to do what’s best for your child. You know the importance of car seats and baby gates, but did you know one of the best ways to protect your child is to make sure he has his vaccinations? Here’s some alarming news: The number...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Mommy and me – get crafty with kids

    By Melanie Danner Spring is here! The temperature is getting warmer and kids are itching to get outside and play. Alexandria has several activities available for children and parents. There are Mommy and Me groups available through different organizations and churches. Is it cold or rainy outside? Head to the Alexandria Area...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Fancy cupcakes are a ‘shoe-in’ for girl party

    By Linda Jensen These fun little cupcakes are a perfect fit for a birthday party or sleepover. INGREDIENTS: 1 box cake mix Cupcake foils White frosting (purchase or make) Food coloring dye or icing gel Pastry bags or sandwich bags Milano cookies Pirouette rolled wafers (found in the cookie aisle) DIRECTIONS: Bake...

  • A Guyz Perspective
    Mr. Mom – Morning is our time

    By Eric Morken Every morning, Aubree and I are alone together and we have a routine perfected. Aubree, who just celebrated her first birthday on December 27, is sleeping a lot better through the nights now-a-days. It’s refreshing with my wife’s schedule as a nurse, meaning there’s a lot of nights and...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Build muscle at the playground

    By Elaine Munn Spending time outdoors improves moods and gives the body a chance to soak up some Vitamin D. Spring’s moderate temperatures and increasing daylight hours make it the perfect season to get outdoors. And if there’s a playground within jogging distance of your house, you have access to free equipment for a complete workout while enjoying play time with your...

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